Kerala offers unique opportunity to experience breathtakingly beautiful backwaters which consist of a network of brackish lagoons, lovely lakes and canals. The most predominant way to experience the Kerala backwaters is Kerala houseboats. Kerala Houseboats (Rice boats) or Kettuvallams are country boats made of joined wooden planks stitched and tied together with palm fiber and coir that were used in the early days for the transport of goods from the isolated interior villages of Kerala. The new generations Houseboats are renovated forms of original Kettuvallams. The modern type House Boats have all the luxury and comforts of a Luxury Hotel i.e. well-furnished bedrooms, modern hygienic toilets, cozy living rooms, dining area and beautiful kitchen. Most of the Houseboats are powered by unobtrusive inboard diesel engines and use solar energy for power requirements.